Romans 16 Devotional Commentary

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Romans 16:17

Romans 16:17

Paul became increasingly aware that after his departure, the enemy would not only seek to divide the church through false teachers and demonic doctrines, but would also use internal dissentions and disunity to cause havoc and distress among Christians, and divide the Body of Christ.

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Romans 16:19

Romans 16:19

Paul had never been to Rome, but he longed to visit the Christians who lived there, because news of their exemplary faith and reports about their stoical obedience to the gospel of Christ was being spoken of throughout the world. The spiritual growth and maturity of these believers, who were living in the hub of the Roman empire, was a tremendous testimony to their spiritual growth, which caused Paul's heart to rejoice over them with great joy.

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Romans 16:20

Romans 16:20

As Paul drew his letter to the Romans to a close, he gave them a very serious warning about the dangers of division in the Church, particularly doctrinal division. He urged the brethren to take note of those in their congregation who were divisive and caused offense, and to avoid them. So often, those that are standing firm in the faith are attacked in this way by the enemy of our soul, who seductively twists the truth through a false teacher or someone who is not read more...

Romans 16:26

Romans 16:26

God gave an unfolding revelation of Himself to man through His prophetic scriptures and much of that revelation – though concealed in the Old Testament, was penned to the church in the New Testament by Paul, who was a man who was given much of that revelation. And Romans is a book that systematically and logically takes us into a fuller understanding of God’s plans and purposes for salvation, for redemption, sanctification, glorification and all that read more...